WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Spending time outside also means dealing with bugs and bug bites. But a simple mosquito bite could cause more than an annoying itch.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says West Nile virus is still a concern in Iowa. Last year there were five reported cases of West Nile virus in Iowa, including one death. According to the IDPH, West Nile virus has been found in every county in Iowa, either in humans, horses, or birds, since it first appeared in 2002.
The IDPH has the following suggestions to avoid coming in contact with mosquitoes.
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